Tell Me (hide song)

"Tell Me" is the fourth single by Japanese musician hide, released on March 24, 1994. It reached number 4 on the Oricon chart.[1] The B-side "Scanner (Ai no Duet?)" is a different version of "Scanner" from Hide Your Face, as it features vocals by Ryuichi from Luna Sea.[2] It was certified gold in April 1994.[3]

"Tell Me"
Single by hide
from the album Hide Your Face
ReleasedMarch 24, 1994
GenreAlternative rock
LabelMCA Victor
Hide singles chronology
"Tell Me"
"Tell Me"
Single by hide with Spread Beaver
ReleasedJanuary 19, 2000
GenreAlternative rock
LabelUniversal Victor
Hide with Spread Beaver singles chronology
"Hurry Go Round"
"Tell Me"
"In Motion"

A re-recording of "Tell Me", that features Spread Beaver playing, was released on January 19, 2000, under the hide with Spread Beaver name. This version reached number 2 on the Oricon chart.[1] This version was also certified gold, in January 2000.[4]

The original version was re-released on December 12, 2007, with a new cover.[5] On April 28, 2010, it was re-released again as part of the first releases in "The Devolution Project", which was a release of hide's original eleven singles on picture disc vinyl.[6]

Track listingEdit

All songs written by hide.
1994 Original release

1."Tell Me"4:44
2."Scanner (Ai no Duet?) (SCANNER 愛のデュエット?, Scanner: Duet of Love?)"3:26
3."Tell Me (Original TV Mix)"4:48

2000 Re-recording

1."Tell Me"4:50
2."Pink Spider (Live at Yokohama on Nov.18.1998)"4:31
3."Tell Me (Voiceless Version)"4:59


1994 Recording
  • hidevocals, guitar, producer, arranger
  • Kazuhiko Inada – co-producer and synthesizer programming
  • Mitsuko Akai – drums on "Tell Me"
  • Ryuichi – vocals on "Scanner"
Personnel for 1994 single per its liner notes.[7]
2000 Recording
  • hide – vocals, guitar, producer
  • I.N.A. – co-producer, arranger, programming and digi edit
  • Kiyoshi – guitar
  • Kaz – guitar
  • Chirolyn – bass
  • Joe – drums
  • D.I.E. – keyboards
Personnel for 2000 single per its liner notes.[8]

Cover versionsEdit

"Tell Me" and "Scanner" were covered by Kyo and Tetsu (both currently of D'erlanger, but previously in hide's old band Saver Tiger) and Luna Sea on the 1999 hide tribute album Tribute Spirits.[9] Luna Sea performed their cover live at the hide memorial summit on May 4, 2008, and "Tell Me" was covered live by heidi. earlier that same day.[10][11] A studio version of "Tell Me" by heidi. appears on the Tribute II -Visual Spirits- album, which was released on July 3, 2013.[12] For Tribute VI -Female Spirits-, released on December 18, 2013, "Tell Me" was covered by Thelma Aoyama.[13] The song was covered by Granrodeo for the June 6, 2018 Tribute Impulse album.[14]


  1. ^ a b "hideのシングル売り上げランキング" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2012-07-08.
  2. ^ "TELL ME". (in Japanese). Retrieved 2014-04-08.
  3. ^ "月次認定作品 認定年月:1994年 4月" (in Japanese). RIAJ. Retrieved 2018-02-18.
  4. ^ "月次認定作品 認定年月:2000年 1月" (in Japanese). RIAJ. Retrieved 2018-02-18.
  5. ^ "hideの8cmシングル12cm化シリーズ第3弾、ついにリリース!". (in Japanese). Retrieved 2011-06-26.
  6. ^ "hide singles on vinyl". Retrieved 2011-06-26.
  7. ^ Tell Me liner notes, 1994-03-24. Retrieved 2018-01-27
  8. ^ Tell Me liner notes, 2000-01-01. Retrieved 2018-01-27
  9. ^ "hide TRIBUTE SPIRITS". (in Japanese). Retrieved 2012-06-10.
  10. ^ "hide Memorial Summit Day 2 - Part C". Retrieved 2012-06-10.
  11. ^ "hide Memorial Summit Day 2 - Part A". Retrieved 2012-06-10.
  12. ^ "Two hide Tribute Albums to be Released Simultaneously!". Retrieved 2013-05-05.
  13. ^ "hide Tribute VI -Female SPIRITS-". Retrieved 2013-12-15.
  14. ^ "hide最新トリビュート盤にHISASHI × YOW-ROW、西川貴教、MIYAVI、GRANRODEOら" (in Japanese). Barks. 2018-04-14. Retrieved 2018-04-14.

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